TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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Oct. 11, 1991

Tes­ti­fy­ing be­fore the Se­nate Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee, Anita Hill ac­cused Supreme Court nom­i­nee Clarence Thomas of sex­u­ally ha­rass­ing her; Thomas re-ap­peared be­fore the panel to de­nounce the pro­ceed­ings as a “high-tech lynch­ing.”

ALSO ON THIS DATE

1809

Just over three years af­ter the fa­mous Lewis and Clark ex­pe­di­tion ended, Meri­wether Lewis was found dead in a Ten­nessee inn, an ap­par­ent sui­cide; he was 35.

1884

Amer­i­can first lady Eleanor Roo­sevelt was born in New York City.

1910

Theodore Roo­sevelt be­came the first for­mer U.S. pres­i­dent to fly in an air­plane dur­ing a visit to St. Louis.

1958

The lu­nar probe Pi­o­neer 1 was launched; it failed to go as far out as planned, fell back to Earth, and burned up in the at­mos­phere.

1961

Ac­tor-co­me­dian Leonard “Chico” Marx, 74, died in Hol­ly­wood, Calif.

1962

Pope John XXIII con­vened the first ses­sion of the Ro­man Catholic Church’s Se­cond Vat­i­can Coun­cil, also known as “Vat­i­can 2.”

1968

Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mis­sion, was launched with as­tro­nauts Wally Schirra, Donn Ful­ton Eisele and R. Wal­ter Cun­ning­ham aboard. The gov­ern­ment of Panama was over­thrown in a mil­i­tary coup.

1983

The last full-fledged hand­cranked tele­phone sys­tem in the United States went out of ser­vice as 440tele­phone cus­tomers in Bryant Pond, Maine, were switched over to di­rect-dial ser­vice.

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